Mayor Documents Clear Violation of Open Meetings Laws




MEETING MINUTES REQUESTED (5/12)
Since I received this letter (also to the right) stating that the Council discussed my Feb. 19 proposal with staff and the attorney, evaluated the request, and officially made a decision that "the city council is not recommending revisions to the code or taking remedial action on the other points," I requested the minutes from the meeting where they made that decision as is required of them by Iowa Code Chapter 21.

WRONG MINUTES. SECOND REQUEST. (5/14)
At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 14, our City Clerk sent the minutes from the Feb.19 Council meeting. Which is the meeting where I made my proposal but not the meeting where they deliberated to reach the decision outlined in the letter. So at 10:57 a.m. I made a second request for the correct minutes.

THIRD E-MAIL TO CLERK (5/15)
Hearing nothing I sent this follow-up e-mail at 11:24 a.m. the next day, Tuesday --
"Pam, I’m just following up to check on the status of this request for meeting minutes. You are generally so responsive that I wanted to make sure the e-mail got through. Thanks."

REQUEST "UNDER REVIEW" (5/16)
Received at the end of the day after that, 4:28 p.m. Wednesday --

Dave –

I just want to confirm receipt of your email. Review is in the process and response should follow by end of the week.

Sincerely,

Pam DeMouth
City Clerk
City of Ankeny
(515)965-6405
pdemouth@ci.ankeny.ia.us

THE OFFICIAL ANSWER (Tuesday, 5/22)

Dave –

The Ankeny City Council took no formal action on your request to revise Section 8.08.190 of the Ankeny Municipal Code and is not required to do so unless a change in the Code is recommended.

If you wish to resubmit your request to the city council or I can be of any further assistance please contact me at 965-6400.

Pam DeMouth
City Clerk
City of Ankeny
(515)965-6405
pdemouth@ci.ankeny.ia.us

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